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Site-specific investigations of bedded evaporites began at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant site in New Mexico (USA) in 1976, and the first waste was accepted in 1999. Here, we describe and discuss some lessons learned from personal experience.

“Fatal flaws” may not be fatal. Features, events, or processes are sometimes useful exclusionary factors, especially during site selection. Solution chimneys discovered northwest of the site in 1975 were possible vertical pathways for radionuclide transport. Intensive field studies since then have indicated no solution chimneys at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant site. Known chimneys are related to a geologic unit not...

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